Everyone knew Google Reader is going to retire on July 1, 2013. So I make a decision that I will not use other RSS reader service. I would like to have my personal Feed Aggregator site.

Selfoss is an OpenSource replacement of Google Reader. Look at the following features.

  • web based rss reader
  • universal aggregator
  • open source and free
  • easy extendable with an open plugin system (write your own data connectors)
  • mobile support (Android, iOS, iPad)
  • use selfoss to live stream and collect all your posts, tweets, feeds in one place
  • lightweight PHP application with less than 2 MB
  • supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and Sqlite Databases
  • OPML Import
  • easy installation: upload and run

I installed selfoss 2.3 when I heard the RIP news of Google Reader.  Now it is v2.4.

I am just upgrade my selfoss to v2.4.

The release notes of v2.4. I make the one bold I like.

Version 2.4
* prevent error on icons parsing error
* new homepage parameter (thanks a lot to Jean Baptiste Favre)
* new button for open an articles source
* no error message if no unread item is available and mark all as read was pressed
* improve logger
* readability is now available as spout instead as global parameter
* new share buttons for google+, twitter and facebook
* mysql use longtext for articles content
* improved detection of mobile devices
* allow more tags in articles content
* show unread items per tag in taglist (thanks a lot to Fedor Bezrukov)
* show list of sources for filtering (thanks a lot to Fedor Bezrukov)
* use more eye catching unread stats in main navigation
* show source title in selfoss RSS feed (thanks a lot to Darkwing1)
* load sources for update by last update time (thanks a lot to Lars Formella)
* Opening feed search focuses the search input field
* Scroll blockquotes and pre on overflow (especially good for mobile devices)
* new option for automatically mark items as read
* new share buttons for email and pocket (thanks a lot to Francis Noel)
* new shortcut r for reloading the current list
* new internationalization (language files for German, English, French, Turkish, Dutch, Czech, Russian, Latvian, traditional and simplified Chinese included)
* make article id generation more reliable
* fix some font issues
* fix JavaScript error in login screen
* autofocus username on login
* add open in new window button for mobile view
* allow choosing tags in article list
* concurent multiples updates makes no longer duplicates entries
* Reload items on mark as read
* anonymizer support
* selfoss rss feed support tag filtering (?tag=) (thanks a lot to Francis Noel)
* fix tag render bug

I installed it on Dreamhost, the hosting place I am using for more than 8 years. This is my seloss site: http://r.yinfor.com/

Update: I install the latest one 2.5 from GitHub, it fixed the bug 208:

fix duplicate article fetching on uids with more than 255 characters

David Yin

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